Newcastle Liberals pick Jenny Barrie as 2021 council elections lord mayor candidate to take on Nuatali Nelmes

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated July 28 2021 - 11:22pm, first published July 27 2021 - 7:00pm
PRE-SELECTION CONTEST: Jenny Barrie and Blake Keating after being named as Liberal party state election candidates in 2019.

The Liberal party's Newcastle branch has picked business manager Jenny Barrie as its lord mayoral candidate after a pre-selection campaign marred by accusations of sabotage and illegal donations.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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